It’s the celluloid completion, the commitment of words and expressions — a film is finally finished, has suffered through the delays and worries, the constant revisions. But the project is ready now and you are… proud of it. The world will share that feeling, you’re certain. You merely need to offer frames and all will be impressed.
But there’s a concern of funds. You gave all pennies to your movie, drained your accounts and depleted your credit. There is no cash left to spare — and festivals, you know, demand entry fees just to offer their consideration. The money you give won’t even be enough to guarantee success. It will only offer a meager chance.
You don’t know what to do. You don’t know where to search.
The answer, however, is easy: you need the Rotterdam advantage.
The International Film Festival Rotterdam (often called IFFR) is a celebrated event held each year in the Netherlands. Began in 1972 it is one of Europeâ€™s most prestigious (and enduring) offerings. All bold filmmakers seek it, hoping to find the vital exposure they need to succeed. It provides the necessary venue for those with a distinctive style, as well as a distinctive lack of money.
Because Rotterdam — unlike its countless counterparts — demands no fees. Participants are instead selected due to their merit, not because they can afford to enter. All are allowed to offer themselves for consideration, ensuring that no movie is left ignored simply because of its creators lacked the ability to pay.
And this is vital for struggling filmmakers. All focus can be given to sharpening scenes and editing frames. There is no longer a demand of dollars, pleading with others to provide new funding. Time (and pride) can instead be saved.
Never assume your movie must be dismissed, forgotten by festivals and their calls for fees. Let Rotterdam instead help you showcase your talent — without forcing you to pay for the privilege.